Richmond,Virginia, 1861. Full length portrait of Dr. Edward D. Newton, Asst. Surgeon 7th Georgia Infantry. Biographical data: Dr. Edward D. Newton, Asst. Surgeon; Surgeon, 7th Georgia Infantry. On April 27, 1861 Dr. Newton was appointed from his home in Athens, Ga. to report to the 4th Ga. Inf. in which he served until June of that year. He then reported to the Surgeon General and served at the General Hospital in Richmond and Camp Winder near there until reporting for duty to Gen. J. E. Johnston at Manassas in March, 1862. In April of '62, Newton was transferred to the 7th Ga. Inf., and served with Cobbs Legion, Cobbs Brigade. In August he reported to Gen. R. E. Lee near Gordonsville, Va. He was promoted to Surgeon in Feb., 1863 and reported to Gen Lee and Chief Surgeon McLaws who transferred him again to temporary duty with Cobbs Legion. In May, 1864 he was ordered to "proceed to the field hospital of the Battlefield of the Wi[l]derness." He signed orders as a Surgeon at the Receiving and Forwarding Hospital at Petersburg, Va. in August, 1864. He served there until his surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Dr. Newton then returned to his home in Clarke County, Ga.
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